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|Born||Raquel Josephine Cassidy
22 January 1968 
Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK
Raquel Josephine Dominic Cassidy (born 22 January 1968) is an English actress.
Early life and education
Born to a Spanish mother and an English father, she was the third child and only daughter born to the couple. Born and brought up in Fleet, Hampshire she was educated at the private and prestigious Farnborough Hill Convent, and then Girton College, Cambridge, where she studied modern languages and then biological anthropology. She later pursued a PhD in biological anthropology, but she abandoned it in order to pursue a career in acting instead.
Cassidy is best known for her television roles as Susan Gately in Teachers (series 1 and 2), the Home Office Junior Minister Jo Porter in Party Animals, and Mel in Lead Balloon, as well as her various stage performances. Cassidy joined the downstairs cast of Downton Abbey in the programme's fourth series in the role of Lady Grantham's maid, Baxter.
|2002||Do I Love You||Romy|
|2002||Before You Go||Felicia|
|2007||The Boat People||Alice|
|2007||Tick Tock Lullaby||Maya|
|1998||Killer Net||WPC Pamela Boxer|
|1999||The Bill||Lola Chaves (Victim)|
|2003||Red Cap||Staff Sgt. Neve Kirland|
|2004||The Worst Week of My Life||Cassie Turner|
|2005||According to Bex||Chris|
|2006–2011||Lead Balloon||Mel Davies|
|2007||Party Animals||Jo Porter|
|2008||Agatha Christie's Poirot: Mrs McGinty's Dead||Maureen Summerhayes|
|2008–2009||Moving Wallpaper||Nancy Weeks|
|2009||New Tricks||Susanna Morton||1 episode (The Truth Is Out There)|
|2011||Land Girls||Diana Granville|
|2011||Doctor Who||Foreman Miranda Cleaves||2 episodes (The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People)|
|2012||Hustle||Dana Deville||Episode 4 of Series 8, Filmed in September 2011|
|2013||A Touch of Cloth||Clare Hawkchurch|
|2013–||Downton Abbey||Phyllis Baxter|
|2008||Spending My Inheritance||Jo|
|1997||Twelfth Night||Viola||Royal Court Theatre|
|Threesome||Ruth||Old Red Lion Theatre|
|2002||Possible Worlds||Joyce||Tron Theatre|
|2004||MacBeth||Lady MacBeth||International tour|
|2005||Anna Karenina||Anna Arkadyevna Karenina||Royal Lyceum Theatre|
|2006||Mirandolina||Mirandolina||Royal Exchange Theatre|
- Births England and Wales 1837-2006 findmypast.co.uk.
- School's out forever Raquel Cassidy has graduated from Teachers to Glasgow's Tron, reports Neil Cooper | Herald Scotland
- Raquel Cassidy reopens Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice shop in Fleet | Fleet People
- "Hamilton Hodell - RAQUEL CASSIDY". Hamilton Hodell. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
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